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ooze

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

oozen. [OE. wose, AS. wase dirt, mire, mud, akin to ws juice, ooze, Icel. vās wetness, OHG. waso turf, sod, G. wasen.].
  •  Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or easily yield to pressure.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Soft flow; spring.  Prior.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The liquor of a tan vat.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A soft deposit covering large areas of the ocean bottom, composed largely or mainly of the shells or other hard parts of minute organisms, as Foraminifera, Radiolaria, and diatoms. The radiolarian ooze occurring in many places in very deep water is composed mainly of the siliceous skeletons of radiolarians, calcareous matter being dissolved by the lage percentage of carbon dioxide in the water at these depths.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
oozev. i. [Prov. Eng. weeze, wooz. See Ooze, n.].
  •  To flow gently; to percolate, as a liquid through the pores of a substance or through small openings.  [1913 Webster]
    "The latent rill, scare oozing through the grass."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fig.: To leak (out) or escape slowly; as, the secret oozed out; his courage oozed out.  [1913 Webster]
oozev. t. 
     To cause to ooze.  Alex. Smith.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

ooze, v. & n.
--v.
1 intr. (of fluid) pass slowly through the pores of a body.
2 intr. trickle or leak slowly out.
3 intr. (of a substance) exude moisture.
4 tr. exude or exhibit (a feeling) liberally (oozed sympathy).
--n.
1 a sluggish flow or exudation.
2 an infusion of oak-bark or other vegetable matter, used in tanning.

Derivative
oozy adj. oozily adv. ooziness n.
ooze, n.
1 a deposit of wet mud or slime, esp. at the bottom of a river, lake, or estuary.
2 a bog or marsh; soft muddy ground.

Derivative
oozy adj.
Etymology
OE wase

THESAURUS

ooze

bleed, clay, discharge, drain, drip, effuse, effusion, emit, excrete, excretion, exfiltrate, exfiltration, extravasate, extravasation, exudate, exudation, exude, filter, filtering, filtrate, filtration, give off, glop, goo, goop, gumbo, gunk, leach, leaching, leak, lixiviate, lixiviation, mire, muck, mud, oozing, percolate, percolating, percolation, reek, scum, secrete, sediment, seep, seepage, sew, silt, slab, slime, slip, slob, slop, slosh, sludge, slush, splosh, squash, strain, straining, sweat, swill, transpire, transudation, transude, trickle, weep, weeping

ROGET THESAURUS

ooze

Egress

VB emerge, emanate, issue, egress, go out of, come out of, move out of, pass out of, pour out of, flow out of, pass out of, evacuate, exude, transude, leak, run through, out through, percolate, transcolate, egurgitate, strain, distill, perspire, sweat, drain, ooze, filter, filtrate, dribble, gush, spout, flow out, well, well out, pour, trickle, effuse, extravasate, disembogue, discharge itself, debouch, come forth, break forth, burst out, burst through, find vent, escape.

Ejection

VB give exit, give vent to, let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out, dispatch, despatch, exhale, excern, excrete, embogue, secrete, secern, extravasate, shed, void, evacuation, emit, open the sluices, open the floodgates, turn on the tap, extrude, detrude, effuse, spend, expend, pour forth, squirt, spirt, spurt, spill, slop, perspire, breathe, blow, tap, draw off, bale out, lade out, let blood, broach, eject, reject, expel, discard, cut, send to coventry, boycott, chasser, banish, bounce, fire, fire out, throw, throw out, throw up, throw off, throw away, throw aside, push, throw out, throw off, throw away, throw aside, shovel out, shovel away, sweep out, sweep away, brush off, brush away, whisk off, whisk away, turn off, turn away, send off, send away, discharge, send adrift, turn adrift, cast adrift, turn out, bundle out, throw overboard, give the sack to, send packing, send about one's business, send to the right about, strike off the roll, turn out neck and heels, turn out head and shoulders, turn out neck and crop, pack off, send away with a flea in the ear, send to Jericho, bow out, show the door to, turn out of doors, turn out of house and home, evict, oust, unhouse, unkennel, dislodge, unpeople, dispeople, depopulate, relegate, deport, empty, drain to the dregs, sweep off, clear off, clear out, clear away, suck, draw off, clean out, make a clean sweep of, clear decks, purge, embowel, disbowel, disembowel, eviscerate, gut, unearth, root out, root up, averuncate, weed out, get out, eliminate, get rid of, do away with, shake off, exenterate, vomit, throw up, regurgitate, spew, puke, keck, retch, heave, upchuck, chuck up, barf, belch out, cast up, bring up, be sick, get sick, worship the porcelain god, disgorge, expectorate, clear the throat, hawk, spit, sputter, splutter, slobber, drivel, slaver, slabber, eructate, drool, unpack, unlade, unload, unship, offload, break bulk, dump, be let out, spew forth, erupt, ooze.

River

VB flow, run, meander, gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue, drop, drip, dribble, plash, spirtle, trill, trickle, distill, percolate, stream, overflow, inundate, deluge, flow over, splash, swash, guggle, murmur, babble, bubble, purl, gurgle, sputter, spurt, spray, regurgitate, ooze, flow out, rain hard, rain in torrents, rain cats and dogs, rain pitchforks, pour with rain, drizzle, spit, set in, mizzle, flow into, fall into, open into, drain into, discharge itself, disembogue, pour, pour out, shower down, irrigate, drench, spill, splash, stanch, dam, up, obstruct.

Semiliquidity

N semiliquidity, stickiness, viscidity, viscosity, gummosity, glutinosity, mucosity, spissitude, crassitude, lentor, adhesiveness, inspissation, incrassation, thickening, jelly, mucilage, gelatin, gluten, carlock, fish glue, ichthyocol, ichthycolla, isinglass, mucus, phlegm, goo, pituite, lava, glair, starch, gluten, albumen, milk, cream, protein, treacle, gum, size, glue (tenacity), wax, beeswax, emulsion, soup, squash, mud, slush, slime, ooze, moisture, marsh, semifluid, semiliquid, tremellose, half melted, half frozen, milky, muddy, lacteal, lactean, lacteous, lactescent, lactiferous, emulsive, curdled, thick, succulent, uliginous, gelatinous, albuminous, mucilaginous, glutinous, glutenous, gelatin, mastic, amylaceous, ropy, clammy, clotted, viscid, viscous, sticky, tacky, gooey, slab, slabby, lentous, pituitous, mucid, muculent, mucous, gummy.


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